Manchester’s 422 is to upgrade the software in its Smoke, Maya, Flame and Lustre suites to the 2011 versions so that it can provide stereo 3D services.

The move will allow the post facility to offer a workflow that includes stereoscopic 3D editing, finishing and grading.

Managing director David Jackson said: “There seems to be a lot of noise at the moment about 3D stereoscopic. These tools all share a common platform, common workflows and common compositing tools. It’s a seamless process that will also work at 4K resolution.

“I believe this will provide the most sophisticated and comprehensive stereoscopic facility outside London.”

422 is owned by CMTS (Creative & Technical Media Services).